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Geek Love

17 Ratings: 3.8
a book by Katherine Dunn

From Publishers Weekly   This audacious, mesmerizing novel should carry a warning: "Reader Beware." Those entering the world of carnival freaks described by narrator Olympia Binewski, a bald, humpbacked albino dwarf, will find no … see full wiki

Author: Katherine Dunn
Genre: General Fiction, Horror
Publisher: Vintage (June 11, 2002)
Date Published: (June 11, 2002)
2 reviews about Geek Love
review by . May 06, 2013
Macabre literary fiction that is both innovative and intoxicating.
Breathtakingly original in plot and in character creation, Geek Love is a unique work of contemporary fiction unlike any other. Initially, I wanted to dislike the story of the complex Binewski clan, not because they were a corporate money making carny family whose yearnings for cash was the golden rule and how to get it the all consuming pastime, but it was because of what the senior Binewski did to his offspring in order to make them more profitable in the carny lifestyle, particularly the Binewski's …
review by . November 15, 2008
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
It was Douglas E. Winter who said, "Horror is not a genre, it is an emotion." With that bold and all-too-true statement ringing in your ears, I will tell you that "Geek Love" is a horror story. The protagonists are not simply trapped by their physical deformities, but also by their own familial love and the malevolent manipulation from one who is of them.     The majority of the story is told by Olympia Binewski, born into a carnival family of intentional freaks. Al and "Crystal …
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